Survivalist Tip: Whether you hope to stay at home, or hit the road when the apocalypse hits, you need to have a safe for all your valuables. A good sturdy safe is made of metal or some other firm substance; is burglary proof; and is fire and water proof, not just fire and water resistant. I recommend one with a combination lock, as those with key locks are much more easily breached. A safe will guard such items as birth certificates, social security cards, old photographs, guns and chocolate recipes. You definitely don’t want scavengers, politicians and nosy in-laws accessing those things! Your safe doesn’t have to be huge; just big enough to store valuables and transport. Even when things settle down, you’ll find a safe will always be necessary.